ELLIOT P STERN

ELLIOT P STERN

Lives in United States USA - EAST COAST, VA, United States
Works as a teach
Has a website at www.blueridgeworkshops.com
Joined on Aug 24, 2006

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On Capture One Fujifilm X-Trans Raw support tested article (211 comments in total)

adobe to big to care?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2013 at 14:28 UTC as 68th comment | 2 replies
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Norbert75: No support for the Fuji Xpro-1 !

I guess it is too tough for DXO. Silky pix seems to have refined their handling of the raw files with their latest Fuji software update.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 21:00 UTC
On _MG_5580-Edit photo in kinoshnik's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Beautiful work. There is just enough mystery in these images and subtle hints. Nicely done.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 02:00 UTC as 1st comment

I think Fuji is going in the right direction on lenses. Now if Fuji and software companies can come up with a solution for the files then I might consider expanding the system beyond the first three lenses.

Great camera, great lenses, lousy processing.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2012 at 11:05 UTC as 21st comment
On Sunset in Oxford in the Photography challenge (10 comments in total)

just beautiful

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2012 at 17:11 UTC as 4th comment
On Software Review: Nik Snapseed for Desktop article (39 comments in total)

I agree with everything you wrote except I would like to see the changes implemented on the Mac and the Ipad especially in regard to control points.

It is a great program on both platforms but needs the improvements you stressed.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2012 at 17:21 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
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bdcolen: I may be missing something here - But I have never imported files directly into PS or LR for conversion, but rather used the free-standing Adobe DNG converter, which just sits on my desktop til I need it. When I have a new card of images, I open the DNG converter, tell it where to find the proprietary raw files, tell it were to put them, what to call them, and what to number them, and hit start - and I get a folder full of DNGs. At some point I drag that folder into LR, and later move some images into PS. So am I missing something, or does this system not avoid the worrying about what version of PS I am using?

I think that works great but it has to be able to understand the raw format it is importing. In the case of the Fuji x pro 1 as an example, it does not recognize the file and therefore does not convert it. If I am wrong, then any help in pointing me in the proper direction to make conversion happen would be appreciated.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2012 at 15:06 UTC

I have the X pro 1 and I agree Clint. It is not that I cannot work with the files in Silky Pix, but the program is just so mixed up. Hopefully Adobe and Fuji will come to a meeting of the minds soon.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2012 at 15:03 UTC as 18th comment

I am ready. I have ordered. I am waiting. Give us a ship date in the US. Have the X100 and couldn't be more pleased.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 23:55 UTC as 187th comment | 2 replies
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GaryJP: Interesting case.

To me the idea of making the rest of the image monochrome but the London bus red is kind of obvious, even banal. So is the use of a well known landmark.

But I guess the clincher might be the fact that he was familiar with the original image.

so what if he was familiar with the image. Does it mean we all stop taking pictures everywhere because someone might have done it before. Of course some one did it before. Pushing the laws this far over the bridge is just too much to comprehend.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2012 at 03:41 UTC

not the point folks. It does not matter what the photographer does to what we are all accepting as poor images. There are probably 10000 phone images taken every day. The point here is that the judge is looped.

It is incrediblel BS that a decision like that could be made in the first place. I am in the business and have no problem with copyright laws but this is about the dumbest interpretation I have ever heard.

Fire the judge.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2012 at 03:39 UTC as 337th comment | 3 replies
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GaryJP: On the other hand, when a very similar image is also seen on a London postcard or two, I wonder if the judge had all the information.

http://post-card-diary.blogspot.com/2011/01/party-bus.html

http://www.amazon.co.uk/London-Red-Bus-Postcard-10cm/dp/B0044131H0

There's even one of red buses against a monochrome Piccadilly Circus. It's so common it's a cliche.

I would say the judge was paid off or high or loaded.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2012 at 03:37 UTC
On Former CEO Woodford ends Olympus takeover battle article (46 comments in total)

I have strong doubts about any major companies anymore. It does matter if it is Japan or any where else in the world. It is hard to determine which is doing it to you more than the other.
In the case of Olympus I am personally shocked because I have known the company for years and had always considered them at the top of the heap for being highly respectable. I can only hope that the same poor ethics is not passed down to their products.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 03:27 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On Mirrorless Roundup 2011 article (429 comments in total)

isn't the Ricoh GXR with modules a mirrorless camera. I cannot believe how often you just omit this product from your selections.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 02:55 UTC as 108th comment | 9 replies
On Buyer's Guide: Enthusiast raw-shooting compact cameras article (286 comments in total)

I am not sure I understand why Ricoh never makes to a dpreview group. Does it have something to do with favortism. I would take a GXR over a Nikon V1 or Canon G12, Samsung As a matter of fact GRDIV will give them a run for the money.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2011 at 00:01 UTC as 93rd comment | 1 reply
On Adobe faces criticism for change of upgrade policy article (398 comments in total)

So much for thinking that DNG was going to be a standard

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2011 at 23:01 UTC as 174th comment
On Complete our survey for the chance to win an iPad 2 article (119 comments in total)

here is a summary.

Gave up Dslr because of size and weight
Use Olympus and Ricoh mirrorless cameras. All of their lenses and Voigtlander with the Ricoh GXR M module.
Spend too much money on gear
Will spend more money on gear
Not brand loyal at all but I do like what Olympus and Ricoh have done with their cameras and lenses.

That's all I can giva ya.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2011 at 00:16 UTC as 57th comment | 2 replies
On Complete our survey for the chance to win an iPad 2 article (119 comments in total)

I am sorry, I filled out a bunch of this survey but it just would not end. When my company send out a survey it has eight very pointed questions. You are asking way too much.

If you require that much data something is very wrong.

Elliot Stern

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2011 at 00:13 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply
On US customers willing to spend more for Nikon article (99 comments in total)
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Shelly Glaser: Since the "1" Nilons are probably made in Thailand or a similar country, their manufacturing cost should be no higher than those of the Sony NEX cameras or Olympus and Panasonic cameras. The only real reason for buying the "1" cameras is using legacy Nikon lenses. However, if one does not insist on auto-focus, any Nikon lens can be used on any mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (well, not Leicas, I guess).

For reasons beyond my comprehension, Nikon decided to use the smallest sensor of any camera of this type (well, except the Pentax Q). Untill I see detailed review proving me wrong, they would not be my first choice for this camera type (and I have owned, used and loved Nikon SLR cameras since 1971).

Perhaps, for those wanting smaller cameras with high quality, Nikon should have revived their S sreias of rangefinder cameras in a digital format.

Very well said. I agree with you one thousand percent.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2011 at 16:58 UTC
On US customers willing to spend more for Nikon article (99 comments in total)

There really are no bad cameras today and brand loyalty should not be the deciding factor. The camera and lenses need to be right for what you want to do and having the most expensive price tag does not make it the best camera for your particular purpose.

They all produce great images and all have their own special benefits as well as limitations.

Reviews don't tell the whole story. You need to hold it and try it to find out whether or not it is going to be right.

Forget the brand name. It means very little today as far as getting incredible images in the most comfortable and efficient way possible. There are many cameras above and beyond the N and C names. Great marketing which Nikon and Canon are exceptional at does not translate to best camera and lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2011 at 03:22 UTC as 35th comment
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